January 2008 

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City To Recognize First Homes Certified Through Green Building Program

At the Wednesday, Jan. 16, City Council meeting, the city will recognize Pulte Homes for its sustainability efforts. In particular, model homes at the company’s new Timber Creek subdivision, are the first to be certified with the city’s Green Building Program . Timber Creek, situated on Ann Road just east of Rainbow Boulevard, will feature 78 homes upon completion.

The city’s Green Building Program, the result of a collaborative effort with the Southern Nevada Green Building Partnership , encourages home builders and developers to build innovative green homes and neighborhoods that are more energy efficient, environmentally friendly and sustainable for our city’s quality of life today and tomorrow. The homes also meet criteria set forth by the Southern Nevada Green Building Partnership and the Water Smart Home program administered by the Southern Nevada Water Authority  and the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association .

The homes in the Timber Creek subdivision will exceed the city’s energy and water use conservation requirements, include a quantifiable volume of renewable and recycled materials and educate homeowners about green building and the value and benefits it brings to our city.

Sustainability, which the city of Las Vegas defines as “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the needs of future generations” is a key initiative at the city. A number of policies and practices have been put into place throughout the city that properly balance consideration of the environment, economic conditions and social issues to ensure an outstanding quality of life for generations to come.

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